ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS IN CANADA

Credential
· Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT)
· Associate of Science (ASc)
· Diploma/ Certificate

Program Length
· 4 years for applied degree
· 2 years for associate's degree
· 2-3 years for diploma
· 12 - 52 weeks for certificate

Entry
· Applied degree - direct entry
· Associate's degree - direct entry; entry after prior diploma or university transfer study
· Diploma/ certificate - direct entry

Areas of Study
· General engineering technology
· Specialization areas include architectural and building technology, environmental technology, electrical engineering/ automated systems, marine engineering technology, marine technology- navigation, mechanical engineering technology, mechanical techniques, chemical sciences technology, control systems, civil engineering technology, technology foundations.

Special Features
· specialized research labs
· opportunities to participate in specialized competitions
· co-op/ work placement/ industry internships

Technology is necessary to make and maintain what we live in, work and even play with. Engineering technology and applied technology is therefore a huge field rich in opportunities for international students who want to study in Canada.

Entering direct from high school into a community college in Canada, international students can take a four-year Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT), a two-year Associate of Science degree (ASc), or a two-year diploma program incorporating co-op or internship terms in addition to traditional classroom learning. Some associate's degrees require prior study, such as a diploma or university transfer courses. Some of the possible specializations in the field of engineering technology and applied technology include architectural and building technology, environmental technology, electrical engineering/ automated systems, marine engineering technology, control systems, marine technology- navigation, mechanical engineering technology, mechanical techniques, chemical sciences technology, and technology foundations. Within one area there may be further specialization options. For example, within civil engineering technology one can take options in construction materials, geotechnical, highway design, subdivision planning, survey, traffic and transportation.

Some private career colleges in Canada provide training for specific engineering technology and applied technology careers based on industry demand. These programs typically last between 12 and 52 weeks. As well, some career colleges teaching courses in a variety of disciplines may also offer engineering technology and applied technology, so it's important to search thoroughly. Career colleges emphasize hands-on training and workplace skills while exposing students to important industry connections. In fact, industry internships may be part of the curriculum.